Released January, 2009
The Pros:Versatile and is suitable for a variety of biking conditions. Looks very attractive. Belt drive for cleaner and more silent ride than bike chain.
The Cons:The colors available. A nice all black would be great. Roller brakes are weaker than several alternatives. Expensive for the market.
The Trek Soho is the base model in Treks Soho line of urban bikes named after the famous SoHo district in Manhattan. This line is designed for style, comfort and utility and is an ideal choice for the hardcore commuter.
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It uses all weather hardware such as roller disc brakes and built-in fenders for use in any weather conditions. Brake cables travel through the bike's frame for a cleaner look. The Trek Soho uses a belt-drive system rather than typical bike chain eliminating the frustrations associated with chains such as lubrication and chain jams. The belt in made from a carbon fiber composite which prevents stretching and its lightweight design gives a ninja-quiet ride. It uses an 8-speed drivetrain with Shimano shifters that is unique to the 2009 Trek Soho. It uses several parts from Bontrage such as the seat, crank and H2 Plus reflective tires. The Trek Soho features an Alpha Black Aluminum frame with rubber top tube protection in sizes from 15" to 25" and comes in a Rainy Day Gray finish. As an added commuter bonus, it includes a custom built coffee thermos and corresponding holder.
- Sizes: 15, 17.5, 20, 22.5, 25"
- Frame: Alpha Black Aluminum
- Fork: Bontrager Edge, aluminum w/lowrider mounts
- Wheels: Shimano IM70 front hub, Shimano Nexus 8 rear hub; Bontrager Satellite Nebula rims
- Tires Bontrager: H2 Plus, reflective, 700x32c
- Shifters: Shimano Alfine, 8 speed
- Front Derailleur: n/a
- Rear Derailleur: n/a
- Crank: Bontrager Satellite Nebula w/chainguard, 55T alloy Carbon Drive belt sprocket
- Cassette: 24T alloy Carbon Drive belt sprocket
- Pedals: Soho, alloy body w/alloy cage
- Saddle: Bontrager H1
- Seat Post: Bontrager Satellite Nebula
- Handlebars: Trek Urban, alloy, 620mm
- Stem: Bontrager Soho, 15 degree
- Headset: Aheadset Slimstak w/semi-cartridge bearings, sealed
- Brakeset: Shimano IM50, roller brake w/Tektro alloy levers
- Extras: Chainguard; painted fenders; belt drive; nylon cage; Soho mug
User Reviews (26)
Versatile and is suitable for a variety of biking conditions
Belt drive for cleaner and more silent ride than bike chain
Roller brakes perform consistently in all weather conditions.
fantastic concept more versatile than a single speed and more practical than a 27 speed.
High quality, light weight, non-corrosive (aluminum) frame.
Internal hub gearing - cleaner, less maintenance (also required for gearing w/ belt drive)
Affordable for high-grade aluminum frame and a belt drive with several gears.
9-speed transmission is more reliable and durable than 10-speed, and means less wheel dish
Tires are extremely durable and long lasting
the colors available. A nice all black would be great.
Roller brakes are weaker than several alternatives.
Jack of all trades, but master of none
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